Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Micro Four Thirds

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Rectilinear Design, Low Distortion
  • Frog Eye Dust & Water-Repellent Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Built-In Petal-Shape Lens Hood
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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Overview

  • 1Description

Pairing an ultra wide-angle field of view with an especially compact design, this Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D from Venus Optics is a Micro Four Thirds-mount lens offering an 18mm equivalent focal length. As a Zero-D lens, this 9mm f/2.8's optical design is specifically meant to limit distortion for clear and accurate portrayals of landscapes and architectural subjects. The optical construction also incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced color fringing. A Frog Eye Coating has been applied, too, to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens to benefit working in trying environmental conditions. Its sleek and lightweight design is well-matched to mirrorless bodies and is ideal for everyday shooting as well as use on gimbals. Additionally, a petal-shaped lens hood is also incorporated into the lens' design to reduce flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.

Ultra wide-angle 9mm f/2.8 prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
Rectilinear design renders subjects with minimal distortion in order to suit landscape and architectural applications.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color neutrality. Two aspherical elements are also featured to limit spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.
A Frog Eye Coating has been applied to repel both dust and moisture for added protection when working in inclement conditions.
Manual focus design offers a minimum focusing distance of 4.7".
Built-in petal-shaped lens hood shields the lens from stray light to reduce flare and ghosting and also protects the front elements from accidental impacts.
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Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Micro Four Thirds
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Specs

    Focal Length 9mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 113
    Maximum Magnification 0.13x
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.72" / 12 cm
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 49 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.09 x 2.36" / 53 x 60 mm
    Weight 7.6 oz / 215 g
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    Package Weight 0.755 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 3.8 x 3.5"

    Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Reviews

    Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens for Micro Four Thirds is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Great Build Quality This lens does deliver what it promises on my Black Magic PCC4K Camera, a super wide, reasonably fast look at the world with minimal to no barrel distortion. The lens mount is so sloppy, however, that when using the wireless follow focus with my Ronin S the whole lens shifts a measurable (and visually obvious in the shot) distance in the camera when reversing focus direction. While not really a rack focus type of lens with its deep depth of field, for this price the mount should be tighter and better constructed.
    Date published: 2019-04-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional lens for my BMPCC 4k I personally own the Rokinon 12mm and Laowa 9mm. Both of them are great lens but the 9mm hands down has much better distortion control and so much sharper than my Rok. I am keeping my Laowa as my go-to lens for different gigs.
    Date published: 2019-05-06
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    Will there be vignetting with 49-46mm step down ...

    Will there be vignetting with 49-46mm step down ring and filter? Is there space for 58mm step up ring? Because 49mm is not used anywhere in MFT and I would not want to buy another set of ND and others filters.
    Asked by: Oleg
    I hate buying extra filters too. However, we will have to say that 49mm is the only one listed as working with this lens.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-03-19

    Can this lens' aperture on MFT be controlled from ...

    Can this lens' aperture on MFT be controlled from the camera?
    Asked by: brian
    This is a FULL manual lens meaning MANUAL Aperture and MANUAL focus. No you can't control it using the camera.
    Answered by: James
    Date published: 2019-04-03

    How does this lens compare to the LAOWA 7.5mm ...

    How does this lens compare to the LAOWA 7.5mm version? Is the loss of one stop of light work the "Zero-D" or does it have similar mimimal, yet still visible distortion of the 7.5mm.
    Asked by: Hasi

    The above question doesn't have a real answer ...

    The above question doesn't have a real answer yet. Will the hood get in the way of a 58mm step up ring? I'd like to get this lens but I would not buy an additional set of filters just to use with it... (Non-removable lens hoods are terrible!)
    Asked by: Shawn
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    Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Q&A

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